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A Suicide Bombing Shatters a Divided Family

Aug 06, 2019 - The New York Times


By Rajia Hassib

When the Egyptian god Osiris was smashed to death by his brother Seth, his wife, Isis, traveled across the kingdom to retrieve all 14 pieces of him, and stitched him back together. Resurrected as the gatekeeper of the underworld Osiris determined the fates of the deceased by weighing their hearts on a scale against a long white feather. If the scales balanced — if the individual possessed a morally excellent, pure heart — then he or she was permitted...